User:splateagle

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1RR This user prefers discussing changes on the talk page rather than engaging in an edit war.
incl This user is an inclusionist.
Flexible This user deals with edits, deletion, and creation of pages individually instead of unilaterally and encourages others to do so.
Commons-emblem-copyright.svg This user finds copyright paranoia disruptive.
☹ This user feels that deletions subject to a popularity contest rather than a verifiability test damage Wikipedia more than any userbox ever could.
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WikiProject Scotland.
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en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
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This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of Scottish English.
AU-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of Australian English.
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Written English stuff
UK This user uses British English.
ANAL 4 This user advocates good grammar usage.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
their
there
they're
This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
AIM-Able This user understands AIM talk perfectly well, and sometimes uses it, but not excessively.


Education & work stuff
This user studied/studies at the University of Aberdeen
MA This user has a Master of Arts degree in English.
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Personal & political stuff
Flag of Scotland.svg This user supports the independence of Scotland.
Gay flag.svg This user identifies as homosexual.
SP This user is a Social Progressive
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use of green energy.
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globalization movement.
Gay flag.svg This user supports the legalization of same-sex marriage.
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European Union
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Anti-monarchy.png This user is against Monarchy.


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Tech stuff
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as splateagle.


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Black Paw.svg This user would like to own one or more dogs.
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D’Espouy-marsultor-capital.jpg This user is interested in architecture.
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ghost towns.
DON'T PANIC This user attempts not to panic with the aid of several towels.
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Crystal package.png This user needs more userboxes. MORE, I tell you, more!!! Muhahaha!

About splateagle[edit]

splateagle[1] is known offline as Patrick, he was born in 1977, and is very fond of the colour yellow.

Location[edit]

Born and raised in South Yorkshire, Patrick moved to Aberdeen in 1996, to study. During the first four years living north of the border he developed a strong sense for and understanding of the differences in perspectives regarding nationality in different parts of the United Kingdom.

Issues of nationality and identity often cause feelings to run high, especially within the UK. In the objective opinion of this user, the starkly different English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish national identities which are encompassed under the umberella term "British" must be acknowledged in order to provide an accurate and encyclopaedic treatment of any subjects relating to those constituent nations.

Patrick has spent his adult life living in Scotland and identifies as adoptively Scottish, he currently lives in Edinburgh.

He also very much likes to travel, and clever little graphicky things make him smile so:

Patrick lives in: Scotland
Patrick has lived for periods measured in months or years in: England France Germany Australia
Patrick has visited for periods measured in days or weeks: Wales Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Netherlands Italy Luxembourg Belgium Austria Spain United States Singapore Hong Kong Japan
Patrick hopes to visit soon: Greece Canada New Zealand

Interests[edit]

Patrick's Interests include but aren't limited to (in no particular order) cars, technology, Scotland, history, architecture, literature, language, design, music, film, property development, transport, information management. Working in print marketing and graphic design has given Patrick a well rounded knowledge of this field.

He has a fairly broad-ranging formal education and considers discussion and the pursuit of knowledge as leisure activities. When not being distracted by other more visceral drives, his brain is one of his favourite playthings.

Patrick has strong views on language, specifically concerning the importance of clarity of expression and a strong vocabulary. He is also prone to making typographic errors in his excitement over the actual content he types - something he's deeply embarrassed by and works to rectify.

Patrick is also frustrated by an increasing tendency among some editors toward bullishly policing guideline violations at the expense of collaborative contribution. He feels it discourages participation by novice editors (such as himself) and that it's often an unproductive waste of time (see the linked article through the "copyright paranoia" and "Wikipedians against notability" userboxes for examples). On a good day when faced with this kind of well intentioned but misguided behaviour, Patrick fights the urge to abandon editing altogether and gets on with something else. He suspects a great many otherwise useful contributors are simply put off wikipedia altogether by this however. This saddens him.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the last check "splateagle" found anywhere on the web refers to the same individual. Me. Thanks to this anonymous tip it's also now correctly presented in all lowercase!